|The Right Honourable
|Gove speaking at the Big Society policy launch, March 2010|
|Secretary of State for Education|
12 May 2010
|Prime Minister||David Cameron|
|Preceded by||Ed Balls (Children, Schools and Families)|
|Shadow Secretary of State for
Children, Schools and Families
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
|Preceded by||David Willetts|
|Succeeded by||Ed Balls (Education)|
|Member of Parliament
for Surrey Heath
5 May 2005
|Preceded by||Nick Hawkins|
|Born||26 August 1967
|Alma mater||Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford|
Michael Andrew Gove (born 26 August 1967) is an British politician. He has been Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, and has been Secretary of State for Education since 12 May 2010. He is the Member of Parliament for the Surrey Heath constituency in the United Kingdom. He was first elected in the 2005 general election.
He is a member of the Conservative Party.
Gove was born in Edinburgh, adopted as a baby and raised in Aberdeen. He studied English at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford University. Gove is married to Sarah Vine, a writer for The Times. They have a daughter and son. He belongs to the Church of England.
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- Michael Portillo: The Future of the Right (1995) ISBN 1-85702-335-8
- The Price of Peace (2000) ISBN 1-903219-15-9
- A Blue Tomorrow – New Visions for Modern Conservatives (2001) (ed. with Edward Vaizey and Nicholas Boles) ISBN 1-84275-027-5
- Celsius 7/7 (2006) ISBN 0-297-85146-2
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- "Teenage Michael Gove supported Labour" The Telegraph, 16 May 2010
- "Michael Gove". The Conservative Party. http://www.conservatives.com/People/Members_of_Parliament/Gove_Michael.aspx. Retrieved 8 May 2010.
- "While Blair converts to Catholicism, only 8 ministers say they believe in God". Daily Mail (London). 22 December 2007. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-504229/While-Blair-converts-Catholicism-8-Ministers-say-believe-God.html. Retrieved 23 November 2010.
- Killen, Mary (31 December 2011). "Michael Gove supports QPR". Residents First - News from Hammersmith & Fulham Conservatives. http://hfconservatives.typepad.com/residents_first/2011/12/michael-gove-supports-qpr.html. Retrieved 2 February 2012.